How the are people supposed to polish a plastic intake manifold?? C’mon VW…
The writing was on the wall for Volkswagen’s current lineup of engines when other car manufactuers started implementing smaller displacement turbo engines. According to an official press release that VW just dropped earlier today (Aug. 4, 2015) VW is introducing its EA211 turbo four cylinder in place of it’s 1.8 Turbo in the SE and 2.0 in the base S (or 2.slow as it’s lovingly referred to on forums.) The 2.0L N/A four cylinder on a good day was making 115 HP and 125 lb-ft. The 1.8T upped performance to 170HP and 184 lb-ft. This new 1.4T while making less power at 150 HP and 184 lb-ft, will weigh significantly less and offer more fuel economy. The new engine lineup is as follows.
1.4T S w/ Technology
1.4T SE w/ Connectivity
1.8T SEL Premium
TDI® SE w/ Connectivity TDI® SELPremium
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This new 1.4-liter TSI engine features a 10.:1 compression ratio, direct fuel injection and turbocharging to produce peak power at 5000 RPM. All that power is paired to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. When fuel economy numbers do come out, expect highway numbers to hover around 39 MPG. According to Joerg Sommer, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy, ”
"“We are delighted that so many Volkswagen customers are now able to benefit from the performance and fuel-efficiency of our turbocharged and direct-injection engines, whether they choose TDI or TSI technology. Volkswagen leads the industry with implementation of these engines in North America and we are excited that we are furthering our leadership with the introduction of the latest-generation EA211 engine in the Jetta.”"